2014 – the year of action!

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Peter Le Beau issues a call to action... The cynics in our industry might chuckle at the suggestion that 2014 is a year which may see a transformation in the fortunes of income protection. They would cite (sadly with good reason) a series of past clarion calls, some of them by the IPTF, to make the Read more [...]

Pointing the way to advice

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Roy McLoughlin takes a look at the new opportunities opening up and urges advisers, providers and reinsurers to skill up in IP to make the most of them. Income Protection should undoubtedly be integral in any providers’ protection solution. My reasoning here is as follows: Firstly the message Read more [...]

To Risk Management and Beyond

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As the State steps back and the Government continues its Welfare Reform programme, employers have a central role to play in ensuring effective rehabilitation. Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for Group Risk Development (GRiD) explores how employers with Group Income Protection are well-placed to meet these Read more [...]

Avoiding a flip flop

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Australia's superannuation system has ensured widespread income protection coverage. A lot can be learned from this market, both positive and negative, explains Russell Higginbotham, UK and Ireland CEO at Swiss Re. The weather's a lot colder, the beer's a lot warmer, I'm back to calling my 'thongs' Read more [...]